Planning and Construction of Exhibition Centers in China: Problems and Future Uses. 1 、 Present Situation of Exhibition Center Construction in China. 1 ） More than 20 cities have built modern exhibition centers : Dalian, Xiamen, Nanjing, Wuhan, Shenyang, Changchun, Shanghai, and etc.
Planning and Construction of Exhibition Centers in China: Problems and Future Uses
4) Summary: 158 exhibition centers
(indoor space): 3.22 million sqm
(outdoor space): 2.21 million sqm
National average 10%
5）World Expo’ 2010 in Shanghai has a strong impact on construction of Convention and exhibition centers in cities near Shanghai.
1) Lack of central planning in accordance with regional economic and social development: exhibition centers scatter mostly in coastal areas.
----Serious traffic problem due to being located in downtown area or far away from the city.
----Inadequate planning inside the centers due to insufficient land space.
----No space reserved for future development